History of Great Canfield

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History of Great Canfield >> White's Directory 1863

White's Directory of Essex 1863 - list of inhabitants.

If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1863 directory is the 1861 census. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:

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Note: the directory lists the names in the following order: Surname, First Name. It also abbreviates names. These have been reversed and typed in full to assist research.

My ancestor lived here at this time, but why aren't they listed here? Answer: Not everyone appeared in a trade directory. Please read our Trade Directories article.

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Ennifer Bacon, carpenter
William Clarke, tailor
Samuel Forster, wheelwright
Rev. John Phillips Gurney, M.A., vicar
Charles Haydon, shopkeeper
John Mason, shoemaker
John Mumford, victualler, Griffin
William Overton, corn miller
John Reeves, blacksmith
John Maryon Wilson, Esq., Fitzjohns
Eliza Jane Worthy, schoolmistress

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Farmers.
Mrs. Ann Alger
Stephen Alger
Samuel Cooks
Richard Hitching
Daniel Hookley
Mrs. E.G. Potter
Isaac. Smith
John Edward Smith
Walter Stubbing
William Sweeting
Benjamin Ward
John White

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Essex Standard Newspaper

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Great Canfield - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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Great Canfield - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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